Chinese employees dressed in dust-proof clothing work at a plant of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp in Beijing. China’s chip industry has become closer to the world’s first-tier as domestic-made chips are now being used in many industries, according to Diao Shijing, the director of information technology at the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Photo: Handout

China’s call for ‘core technology’ breakthrough belies its weakness in semiconductors

Without US-made chips, software and other equipment, ZTE will be under pressure to meet its global network equipment and smartphone orders, as well as maintaining the momentum of its 5G-related research and development

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Chinese employees dressed in dust-proof clothing work at a plant of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp in Beijing. China’s chip industry has become closer to the world’s first-tier as domestic-made chips are now being used in many industries, according to Diao Shijing, the director of information technology at the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Photo: Handout
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